Some accounts of the Ukrainian continued war on their own – Russian – history, language and heritage

One of the signs of the blossoming Nazism is a war of an ultra-nationalistic minority, waged on the culture and values of the majority in their own country. Ukraine has now outpaced Nazi Germany in this regard. In this post I will first translate an article from “Argumenty i Fakty” regarding the ongoing war on the historic monuments and Russian language in Ukraine, and after that I will reference several Telegram posts from several channels that underscore what this article talks about..


The Fall of Pushkin. The preschoolers of Kiev were forbidden to speak Russian
11.11.2022

“Completely excluded from the curricula of municipal institutions of preschool and general secondary education”

The total Ukrainization of the language sphere, legalized under Petro Poroshenko, is now reaching the smallest ones. Now children living in the Nezalezhnaya (translator note: “independent country”, aka. “404” or “Ukraine”) will not be allowed to speak Russian even in preschool institutions.

These are not fabrications, but an official statement published on the website of the Kiev City Council.

“Russian language is completely excluded from the curricula of municipal institutions of preschool and general secondary education in the capital,” it says, “According to the deputy of the Kiev City Council, chairman of the Standing Committee on education and science, family, youth and sports Vadim Vasilchuk, in the conditions of war with the Russian Federation, it is inappropriate and incorrect to conduct the educational process and to study Russian in preschool and general education institutions belonging to the municipal property of the territorial community of Kiev.

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“The deputy corps of the Kiev City Council has made a decision that will make it possible to avoid escalation of tension in society and strengthen the protection of the educational space of Kiev from the hybrid influences of the aggressor state. Language matters, and during the war it is a matter of national security,” Vasilchuk said.

“Organizational and legal actions”

At the same time, it is said that “organizational and legal actions” will be taken with respect to children’s groups where the Russian language is still practised.

To be honest, I don’t even want to think about how this will be implemented in practice. But it is possible that activists will come to kindergartens in Kiev who will teach kids to speak “Mova” (translator note: “Ukrainian”) under the threat of machine guns — this will not stand out in any way from the “normal” Ukrainian practices of recent months.

Well, if we are lucky, everything will be limited to the intimidation of teachers and parents.

One should, of course, be happy on behalf of the soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, whose Russian speech continues to be heard on the air in the SMO zone — they create a wonderful future for their own children with their diligence.

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A recipe for Odessa

Meanwhile, the Commissioner for the protection of the state language Taras Kremin appealed to the Mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov with a demand to dismantle roadsigns, shop signs and advertising in Russian in the city: “Back in February 2022, a corresponding appeal was sent, which stated the need to take measures to prevent violations of the law in the field of information sphere in the city of Odessa for general information, as well as external advertising only in a non-state language. However, as of today there is no response or appropriate action… Thus, external advertising placed with violations on the streets and avenues of our cities should be removed.”

Neither local authorities nor ordinary residents of Odessa are eager to implement this decision. Therefore, “Svidomy” (translator note: “the enlightened, ardent Ukrainian”) activists took up the case, marking “Moskal” shops and institutions with signs and trying to put pressure on their owners. Some prefer to give up, some fight back, but in general the trend has already been determined.

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“Pushkinopad” with the support of writers

(Translator note: “Puskinopad” refers to the Russian words “listopad” – the fall of leaves in the autumn. Thus the translated titles of the article: “The Fall of Pushkin.”)

The hallmark of 2022 in Ukraine is “Pushkinopad” — the destruction of monuments and busts of the great Russian poet, carried out following the example of the “Leninopad” of 2014-2015.

Launched in the spring in Western Ukraine, today the demolition of Pushkin memorials has reached the eastern regions of the country.

On November 9, by the decision of the local authorities, the bust of Pushkin in Kharkov was dismantled. On November 11, the Zhytomyr media reported on the dismantling of the monument to the poet, which was installed in the city back in the XIX century. At the same time, the mayor of Zhytomyr, Sergei Sukhomlin, said that he was ready to exchange the bust of Pushkin for… the Ukrainian prisoners of war.

It is interesting that what is happening is approved by those who consider themselves figures of Ukrainian culture. In particular, the poet and novelist Sergey Zhadan announced the demolition of the monument in Zhytomyr in his social networks.

It is worth noting that the works of Zhadan himself was published in Russia, he was caressed by the Russian literary crowd, and nominated for Russian literary awards.

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The conveyor of militant broilers: whom and for what will Ukraine raise?

The destruction of monuments to Pushkin takes place against the background of the exclusion of the works of Alexander Sergeevich from Ukrainian school textbooks.

Getting rid of Pushkin in Ukraine is not part of the destruction of Russian culture, it is part of the destruction of culture in general.

Instead, a “surrogate” is being formed, whose sole task is to foster hatred for everything Russian literally from the moment of birth.

The commander-in-chief of the UPA (an organization banned on the territory of the Russian Federation), Roman Shukhevich, taught his adherents: “Do not be afraid that people will curse us for cruelty. Let half of the 40 million Ukrainian population remain — there is nothing terrible in this.”

Today, the regime of Vladimir Zelensky is implementing a similar task — creating a community of “true Ukrainians” by separating them from the other residents of the republic. The one who accepts the postulates of the new national faith, implicated in Nazism, will be able to live, there will be no room for the rest.

This is the fulfillment of the theses of the President of Ukraine, who called in 2021 for everyone who speaks Russian in Donbass to get out to Russia. Today, these practices are being implemented throughout Nezalezhnaya.

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The Ukrainian authorities recognize that the country cannot exist today without foreign funding. Deputy Head of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine Taras Kachka frankly stated that in the absence of support from the United States, Europe and the International Monetary Fund, the country will collapse almost immediately.

Naturally, the West does not pay Kiev for the beauty of their eyes. It needs soldiers who will die in the war against Russia. Given that the Pentagon plans to purchase weapons for years to come, Ukraine will send its citizens to their deaths for many more years.

In the education of thugs, Russian language and Pushkin are an annoying hindrance.


As a post-script to the last sentence of the article, this is what is being grown in Ukraine:


And now, a few Telegram posts, as promised. Some of them are in Russian and will have my translation.

Below is an opinion piece by Maria Zaharova:

I would like to draw attention to the demolition of monuments of our common history by the Kiev regime. Almost all monuments of the Soviet era have already been demolished, including monuments to Lenin, to whom Ukraine owes its statehood.

On November 7, in Odessa, they reached the monument to Empress Catherine II, who founded this city.

What can I say here? “Sharikovschina”. (Translator note: After the character Sharikov from the famous satirical work by Bulgakov “Heart of a Dog“.)

It is astonishing that while they demolish the monuments of the Soviet period under the slogan of decommunization, in the demolition of the monument to Catherine the Great, they repeat the steps of the Bolsheviks, so hated by them, took more than 100 years ago.

You can read Bunin’s “Cursed Days”, he vividly describes the events of those years and what was happening around this monument. You will get the impression that you are watching a report from today’s Odessa.

In the same place, the monument to Field Marshal Suvorov is subjected to constant desecration by neo-Nazis.

And him for what? It seems that he does not fall under decommunization, he was not an emperor. They need to bring the ideological platform to suit their actions. They’ll think of something.

The nationalist regime in Kiev is haunted by facts confirming that the history of these places, like the whole history of Ukraine, is integral to the Russian one. Any attempts to rewrite it are doomed to failure.

Reparations to Poland from Russia? And how much does Poland itself in fact owe Russia?

A few weeks ago Poland made an official demand of Germany for the reparations for damages incurred during WWII. That, despite the fact that all reparations had already been settled after the War.
At the same time Poland had the audaciousness to say that they are considering a similar claim for reparations from Russia. That, despite Poland being one of the main benefactors from the USSR in the Soviet block.

In her highly-current report URGENT INTEL & SHOCKING RUMORS! Something Major is About to Change in Russia & Ukraine!! (BIG REPORT 6) Lada Ray wrote something that I thought resonated with this topic:

So I do hope Russians won’t try to whitewash the truth, when and if it comes out! Russians in the past whitewashed the crimes of others to keep peace in the family, so to speak, including the Poles, as well as Latvian, Finnish and German Nazis, and Bandera ukro-nazis after WWII. This led to the current situation! Better painful truth right away than a major problem years from now.

And indeed, Poland enjoyed Russian leniency and whitewashing of the “brotherly nation” after the war to a great extent. Just how great, and who should pay reparations to whom is explored in the article that I want to translate today. It was published on the 29th of September in “Argumenty i Fakty”:


The Hamburg Bill for Pan Duda. How much does Poland owe Russia?

The word “reparations” in Poland is gradually acquiring the character of a national sacrament. This time, President Andrzej Duda decided to talk about the reparations from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly. The object of the claim this time was Russia.

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Daily Shincho: DPR and Mariupol through the eyes of a Japanese journalist

I came across this summary of an article in a Japanese newspaper Daily Shincho, written by a journalist who actually went to DPR and Mariupol and saw everything with her own eyes. Thus, the article is an outlier in the overall landscape of the Japanese pro-Ukrainian publications, and rather highlights the rule by becoming an exception. Still, every trickle of truth in the “Western” press is very much welcome!


Daily Shincho: DPR and Mariupol through the eyes of a Japanese journalist
14.09.2022

Japanese journalist Asuka Tokuyama visited Donetsk and Mariupol, after which she wrote an article published in the Daily Shincho. This article differs in many ways from those published in the Japanese media, since Tokyo officially supports Kiev.

“The Japanese Embassy in Moscow has a new “neighbour”. The Embassy of the Donetsk People’s Republic has officially opened across the street from our diplomatic mission. The fighting in the DPR was fierce then, the embassy was busy supporting evacuees and refugees, so the ceremony was not held”,

– writes Daily Shincho.

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The Legacy of Gorbachev. Germany is denying Russia what it got from Russia 30 years ago.

After Gorbachev’s passing, a lot can be said about his deeds and legacy. Little of it will be positive.
At best, he’s remembered as a bumbling fool, who started reforms that he was in no position to bring to a positive fruition.
At worst he – along with Yeltsin – is remembered as a malicious traitor to the Russian world, responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people as the result of the demolition of the USSR, which started several years before the fateful events of 1991.
As a middle-ground, I would recommend Scott Ritter’s article in Consortium News SCOTT RITTER: Mikhail Gorbachev, a Vector of Change

My today’s translation takes a look at Gorbachev’s legacy from a different angle – from the perspective of the reunification of Germany. It was in 2014 that first read a short comment about the German counter-historical stance on the reunification of Crimea in light of the prior reunification of Germany. Back then it was just that – a comment in some other discussion. Yesterday I came across an article at the Federal News Agency site that makes a much deeper , and more passionate dive into the matter. And article, a translation of which I am presenting below.


Germany refuses the Russians what Russians gave her thirty years ago
03 September 2022 12:47


Pravda Komsomolskaya/Russian Look

In Germany, Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is very much loved. Much more than in Russia and many former Soviet republics. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was even called “the best German” because he did a huge historical thing for the German people. He united a divided Germany.

But he demolished his own country.

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Finnish blogger: That’s why half the world owes Russia to the grave

I am reposting an article under the same name from the English edition of NewsFront. This is probably the best – in its brevity – description of Russia’s role in state-building in the recent history! This is the kind of material that cannot be re-posted or re-told too few times.

In the list the author mentions the Napoleonic time, and in this regard I want to especially draw attention to Holland that exists as a state today solely thanks to the Russian effort in 1813: “Russians Are Coming!”: Restoration of the Dutch Kingdom. Year 1813.

The list also mentions Kazakhstan, and the statement there is best understood in light of purveying of a certain map of the USSR from exactly 100 years ago – from 1922, something that I did a short time ago in A short look at the short history of Kazakhstan through the lens of a 1922 map.


Finnish blogger: That’s why half the world owes Russia to the grave

A blogger from the Finnish city of Oulu Veikko Korhonen, as most modern Finns periodically fell under the corrupting influence of pro-Western history textbooks.

Everything related to Russia there was usually poured with total mud, the joint Russian-Finnish history was presented as a nightmare, and the pernicious influence of the present was constantly supported by stories about the aggressiveness and hostility of the nearest neighbour.

Fortunately, Veikko Korhonen had a very wise and well-educated grandmother, and so he knew very well about the true course of our joint history.

And once, tired of constant disputes with anti-Russian compatriots, he wrote a small article on his Facebook page, and whenever he met another Russophobe, just gave him direct link.

Are you asking about the results of Russia’s “aggression”? They are as follows: half of Europe and part of Asia got their statehood from the hands of this particular state.

Let’s remember who:

Finland in 1802 and 1918. (Until 1802, never had its own state).

Latvia in 1918 (before 1918 it never had its own state).

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The denazification of Ukraine should take into account the mistakes and shortcomings in the denazification of Germany in 1940-1960

The demilitarisation of Ukraine (and the Greater Ukraine – that is NATO) is going to switch into another gear in a few days, and it will hopefully be concluded to a satisfactory degree some time in the next year.

This brings to the fore the other objective – denazification of the former Ukraine. Here, one must draw on the experience of the denazification of Germany done after the conclusion of WWII – in fact on the outcomes of two different approaches to the denazification. I am presenting below a translation of a historical work, that was published on Lenta.ru, with a back-up re-publicationon Cont. The article gives an excellent retrospective of the process. One thing that it should have mentioned is the process of denazification on the Banderite-festered territories of the Western Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and in the Blatic states. Sadly, after Khrushev came to power, he undid much of the effort to prosecute the Bandera Nazi collaborators, pardoning all of them. The majority settled in the city of Kharkov, which is one of the explanations why Kharkov of all cities had such an unexpectedly large concentration of the neo-Nazi Bandera followers – the descendents of those insufficiently denazified banderites.


The denazification project. How did the USSR and the West arrange the denazification of Germany after World War II?
8th of April 2022
by Alevtina Zapolskaya


The trial of Nazi war criminals at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg. Photo: AP

Denazification is named among the main goals of the Russian special operation in Ukraine. But unlike demilitarization, which methods and goals are quite clear, few people are able to say what exactly lies behind the concept of “denazification” today. According to Moscow’s official position, its meaning is to abolish all laws and institutions that discriminate against citizens on the basis of language and nationality. And it’s time to turn to history in order to determine how this work should be carried out in practice. After the Second World War, Germany underwent a complex and multi-stage process of denazification. This gave her the opportunity to build relations with her neighbours from scratch and eventually become part of the world community. However, Moscow’s experience in this regard differed from the approach adopted in the zones controlled by the allied forces of the United States, Great Britain and France. What was the difference between the two approaches to denazification, why did USSR achieve the best results and how applicable this experience is today, — was analysed by Lenta.ru.

Goals and objectives

Battles were still raging on the fronts of the Second World War, while the allied countries were already thinking about what peaceful life would be like after the defeat of the Third Reich. Everyone understood perfectly well that the post-war settlement should also be political. It was necessary not only to destroy the German war machine, but also the regime itself, which unleashed the largest war in world history.

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Stop Nazi Games – an animation by French Barracuda that says it all in under 2 minutes

This short animation by the French studio “Barracuda” says all there is to say about the root cause to the current conflict in Ukraine and other world conflicts in just under 2 minutes. A true case of when a picture – or a shot video – says more, than a 1000 words.

A must-watch John Mark Dougan interview – “I took a LIBERAL, ANTI WAR Protester to see the truth in Donbass, and THIS Happened!”

John Mark Dougan is one of the few Western journalists reporting from Donbass, whom I mentioned in my post The Independent Journalists and Resources in Donbass (with future updates).

The interview/project that he published yesterday is something that everyone should watch, especially those, sceptical of the situation in Donbass.

This is my most powerful interview yet. I took Maria, a fierce liberal, anti-war protester to the FRONT LINES of the war in the Donbass to see things for herself, to speak to the people for herself. This woman, with balls of steel, even walked with me through the streets of Svyatogorsk, with Ukrainian snipers just 200 meters away, to speak to civilians trapped in their basements and bring them food. How much of what she believed was right? Or wrong? This is an interview you must see to believe.

Not much to add, just some comments from YT that sum it up the best:

As Schopenhauer stated: ‘Truth has three stages. First, it’s ridiculed. Second, it is violentally opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident’. Truth is not what we would like it to be: Truth is the naked reality… God bless you, John, for showing the Truth to the world…

When you discover that the people you trust lied to you, it’s like finding your lover with another person. It’s shocking, heartbreaking, betrayal, confused.
I think she experienced all of these feelings. And I’m sorry she went through that. I’m thankful you were there when it “hit her”.

It’s hard for me to comment… because I have never doubted my country, my president’s intentions, I have never felt ashamed for a second that I am Russian. I perfectly remember the events of 2014 in Odessa, when all the channels showed how people were burning, how the Nazis of the right sector drove, locked and set people on fire. It was hell. After that, I didn’t have a single question about the existence of Nazism in Ukraine. I only had the question “Why did we wait 8 years?”. Over 14,000 people have died in the Donbas during this time. It is enough to see a photo of only one alley of angels, as it becomes clear why this should be stopped. I admire Putin’s patience, but at the same time I understand that he is acting too gently. After all, Azov and APU are now equal. Those who littered Donetsk with petal mines deserve the most severe punishment.
But respect for Maria for allowing doubts to lead her on the right path.
Mark, Thomas, thank you so much! What you are doing is truly priceless!

The same documentary, on Odysee, in case YT removes it:

PS: Indoctrination of Ukrainian Children’s, Interview with Yan Gagin

The terrorist state of Ukraine with its US-NATO sponsors seeking to create a nuclar disaster by attacking the Zaporozhie nuclear power plant

Over the past few days the terrorist state of Ukraine with full appoval from its US-NATO sponsors have been repeatedly shelling the largest nuclear power plant in Europe – the Zaporozhie nuclear power plant (NPP). If one keeps in mind hoe Zelensky boasted about the creation of a dirty nuclear bomb – which is one of the reasons Russia had to start the special military operation – it is not surprising that Russia was from the first days trying to keep the monkey away from the nuclear grenade. It did not help that what Russian specialists found at Zporozhie NPP was quite alarming – a certain amount of unregistered nuclear waste, which did not exist according to the papers and thus could have been used by Ukraine to create the aforementioned dirty bomb.

The reason I am writing this post is to translate a couple of Telegram articles from the journalist channel Rybar, and as a response to a conversation with Igor on a post on Lada Ray’s channel:

The idea of closing down Zaporozhie NPP has been aired in the comments, and by many other people. The following two posts first outline the problem and the danger presented to the Zaporozhie NPP from the acts of terrorism – the Ukrainian shelling, and then also addresses the question of closing down of the NPP, or, rather, why it should not be done. The original posts are linked below the translations.

Zaporizhia NPP, the “second Chernobyl” and innocent Ukraine

Due to the shelling of Europe’s largest Zaporozhye NPP, panic reigns in the world media: the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (sic!) want to arrange for a nuclear catastrophe and do not allow the Armed Forces of Ukraine to save the world. The fact that the strikes are inflicted by the Ukrainian side does not bother anyone.

The @rybar team decided to conduct an analysis and explain whether a new catastrophe is in store for the world, who is to blame and why what is happening is happening.

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Symbolic: Joining NATO Is an Act against Peace in the World

I’ve written about the Finnish aspirations to become the future battlefield for the NATO’s war on Russia, and what consequences it will have for Finland economically.

What I just saw on the wire bears a very symbolic meaning: Joining NATO is a definitive act against Peace in the World. Finland just demonstrated this with their actions by dismantling the monument “Peace in the World” that USSR gifted Finland in 1990, following the fall of the Berlin wall, at about the same time when NATO promised to Gorbachev not to move East by a single inch.

The post above contains video of the dismantling of the Peace in the World:

The Helsinki authorities dismantled the monument “Peace in the World” presented to Finland by the Soviet Union.

This was reported by YLE TV company.

The six-meter sculpture was installed in January 1990. The monument depicts people from different continents holding a globe decorated with leaves.

Officially, the Helsinki authorities do not name the reasons for the dismantling of the Soviet sculpture.

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I guess they’re just against peace in the world🤷‍♀️

Ukraine continues with terrorist attacks and war crimes to the silent approval of the West

In the past days the Ukro-nazis conducted several terrorist attacks and war crimes.

First, just as the Azov Nazi battalion POWs just started talking, realising that the premised “extraction” from ukraine was not coming, the Ukrainian military stuck the prison facilities where those POWs were held in the town of Elenovka. Ukrainians did a similar attempt previously, just after the Azov militants exited the Azovstal plant, but back then the strike came from a high-dispersal rocket launcher, and the damage was minimal – as far as I remember no one died. This time, Ukrainians got the American HIMARS systems, sporting accurate GPS-guided firing, and they hit the detention center once again, killing almost half of the inmates, depriving Russia of the valuable witnesses for the prosecution, and then, customary, shifting the blame on Russia, though Russia has nothing to gain and everything to lose from the extrajudicial death of those Azovites.

Ukraine is acting as a serial killer, which has gone unpunished for one, two, tree murders, and is now feeling invincible, killing with impunity, right left and centre. And the regimes in Washington, London, and Brussels are acting as guarantors for the unpunished war crimes of Ukraine, making it feel like that serial killer. Moreover, the West is shipping more and more weapons to the serial killer, hoping to see more blood.

And so this post is about two other, much more heinous war crimes of the Fourth Reich, aka. Ukraine, again going largely unnoticed in the West.

Since last Wednesday (27.07.2022) Donetsk was deprived of tap water – the Ukrainians are systematically performing artillery strikes at the water works. As Russell Bentley explained in his Telegram post:

I’m in Donetsk and can tell you that there has been no tap water since Wednesday night. It is a real pain. But filtered drinking water is available for 4 rubles a liter at stores and kiosks throughout the city. There is NO shortage of drinking water. There are also water distribution points set up throughout the city near the Kalmius River and other water bodies for “technical” (non-potable) water.
So there is water in Donbass. You just have to go out and get it. It is not a good or pleasant situation, but nobody is dying of thirst.

The ukrop (and US) nazis have targeted the water system in Donbass for years. The system that supplies Donetsk and Makeevka also supplies Mariupol, so they did not hit it too hard during the time they occupied it, but now that Mariupol is liberated, they deprive the civilians there of water too.

The pumping station and filtration plant are both well within range of nazi artillery, and will remain so for a while. It is currently being repaired, but will be targeted again. War is waste and destruction, this is war.
It is not a good or easy situation, but neither is it a crisis or emergency. Girkin is full of shit, as usual.

Ukraine actually did exactly the same to the whole Crimean peninsular with 2.5 million residents – they simply stopped the water from to them, and kept it shut since 2014 and until the Special Military Operation deblocked the water canal as one of the first of its objectives. But the West approved of this terrorist act – the deprivation of the population of the basic humanitarian needs as defined by the UN charter. And so the Ukro-nazis grew bolder and bolder.

Russell wrote that the situation was “neither is it a crisis or emergency”. Well, that was correct until the Urkos performed their next war crime – shelling Donetsk with cluster munitions that spread the PFM-1 “Petal” mines over the large areas of the city. Now, people going to the water distribution points risk losing their limbs or lives.

These mines explode on contact, and are almost unnoticeable, especially in the foliage. Children are likely to think they are a tow, and the explosion of this mine, while it leaves a grown-up without a foot, will kill a child.

Here’s how they look and the means by which they were delivered.

Note how the Western media (in this case, DW), even though presenting an article as a fact check, in the mind of a reader it is assigning blame right within the title! Read this comment to the post below for a break-down on how this Western MSM technique works.

Tale a good look at how sneakily the German (and all Western MSM) media writes articles such as these.

They write the headline containing a question that specifically associates the words “Russia” and “Butterfly mines” in the mind of the reader.

The readers (99% of readers are not subject matter experts on the topic) are now imprinted with the suggestion that Russia and butterfly mines are associated.

The middle section of the article then follows with almost meaningless content filling up space. Again, this is deliberate. Many readers will look at a headline and the first paragraph. They won’t come close to finishing the entire article.

Right at the end, the bottom of the article, DW come to the staggering conclusion that no, Russia is not dispersing these butterfly mines.

Also note the suspect and unreliable institutions they source for “fact checking”. They even included MI-6 and US Government associated fake amateur hour data analysts “Bellingcat”.

The intention of this article was never to disprove or inform the reader that Russia did not disperse butterfly mines.

The intention of the article was absolutely to create the impression with the reader that Russia does disperse butterfly mines and are guilty of atrocities against civilians, but they word it in such a way that they can claim innocence and pretend that they were providing accurate information.

The eventual conclusion in this article was correct, but the article is worded in such a way to achieve the opposite effect. This is a common MSM media misinformation technique, be aware of it.

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The British government imposes sanctions on own citizen – Graham Phillips – for giving the people of Donbass a voice

There was a great British novelist and humanist for whom I have great respect, Terri Pratchett, who in his work “The Wee Free Men” put these important words in the mouth of one of his heroines:

“Them as can do has to do for them as can’t. And someone has to speak up for them as has no voices.”

― Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

Graham Phillips, a British independent journalist for whom I have a great respect as well, has done just that ever since the ukro-Nazi regime in Kiev took power though the Western-backed coup in 2014 and started oppressing and conducting the genocide against the Russian population of the eastern Ukraine. Graham gave the voice to the people of Donbass, which the Western Main stream Media denied them by first pretending for 8 years that the conflict was not happening and that Kiev was not shelling the people of Donbass on a daily basis

And in 2022 he he once again gave the Western audience a glimpse into the life and hopes of people of the now-former Eastern Ukraine as it became liberated from the Nazi occupation, seeing as the Western MSM went on a complete perversion of truth, and blocking any access to the views of the locals that could have been told by the outlets like RT and Sputnik News. Now he also helps organise and distribute the humanitarian aid among the population of Donbass, who were left in dire straits following the “scorched earth” retreat technique applied by the Ukrainian Army under the NATO tutelage.

For this, on the 26th of July 2022, the British government placed sanctions on the British journalist and froze (stole) all his assets at home without any due legal process. It bears reminding that the German government did a similar thing against the German independent journalist in Donbass, Alina Lipp. Below are two Telegram posts, one linking to an article in The Telegraph, and the other is Graham’s response to the news, of which he learned from his subscribers – the government did not official inform him of this extrajudicial decision!

Russian FM Sergej Lavrov’s Article “On dramatizations as a method of Western politics”

I have written a few times previously on how the fake flags and false flags are constantly being staged by the West. Ad even now, former Ukraine is sending drones of both attack and kamikaze types at the Zaporozhije nuclear power plant (the largest in Europe, so a nuclear disaster there will make Chernbyl look like child’s play) in the hopes of blowing it up (never mind the fall-out – literally – in the former Ukraine itself and Europe) only in the hopes of blaming Russia for the disaster. The West has already laid the groundwork for this nuclear false flag through the publications in the MSM.

Yesterday I came across an article written by the Russian Foreign Minister Segrej Lavrov for newspaper “Izvestija”, which really accentuates this particular Western mindset and it is finally said by the top Russian diplomat, taking the diplomatic gloves off.

I first saw a shortened highlights-only version of it on Yandex Zen, and then found the article proper on the site of “Izvestija”. I decided to translate the complete and unabridged article, as no one cane say it better, than Mr. Lavrov himself.


On dramatizations as a method of Western politics

Today, the Russian Armed Forces and the DPR and LPR militias are confidently solving tasks within the framework of the special military operation (SMO), seeking to end blatant discrimination and genocide of Russians and eliminate direct threats to the security of the Russian Federation created by the United States and its satellites on the territory of Ukraine for years. Losing on the battlefield, the Ukrainian regime and its Western patrons do not disdain to stage dramatizations “with blood” in order to demonize our country in the international public opinion. There have already been Bucha, Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Kremenchuk. The Russian Ministry of Defence regularly warns about the preparations of new staged incidents with facts in hand.

Provocative dramatizations performed by the West and its minions have a recognizable handwriting. And they did not start with Ukraine, but much earlier.

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A short look at the short history of Kazakhstan through the lens of a 1922 map

The result of sitting on two chairs with one side of your backside on each chair is well-known, especially when the chairs are steadily moving apart.

Yanukovich barely made it alive in 2014, while Ukraine became engulfed by the Brown Plague which tormented the South-East of the country for long 8 years, before Russia was forced to put an end to it.

Lukashenko waited until a Polish-Ukrainian attempt at a colour revolution was staged in Belorussia, but stood his ground with massive Russian help. He drew the right conclusions about who’s Belorussia’s real friend. Thankfully.

Tokaev faced a colour revolution in Kazakhstan and only with the collective help of Russia and the ODKB military block did Kazakhstan avoid being plunged into a civil war. One can listen to it in greater detail in Lada Ray’s Earth Shift Report 9: ATTACK ON KAZAKHSTAN. WHO DESTABILIZES EURASIAN UNION?. But it does not seem that he drew any conclusions from that and continues the dual-chair-sitting act. Newly, he tried to please the US/NATO-West by imposing sanctions on Russia in a round-about way, while trying to make it look like he doesn’t. As the result came a mild warning, and the oil export from Kazakhstan was suspended “for technical reasons” through the Caspian Sea. (There is a real technical reason for suspension, but the Russian authorities did not look too closely at it before Kazakhstan started making destabilising moves in the Southern underbelly of Russia.)

Before the start of the Special Military Operation to free Ukraine from the Brown Plague, President Putin said in his address to the nation – and the World at large – that there are countries that have their statehood and territories thanks to the presents from Russia. It did not apply just to Ukraine, but it seems not all had ears to listen. Even Ukraine can sport a history that is about 60 years longer than that of Kazakhstan…

I came across a map from the textbook “History of the USSR” published in 1971, depicting a map of the foundation of the USSR in 1922 and the emergence of the Central-Asian Republics in 1924-1925. I remember this map well, having had a similar textbook in my schooldays.

USSR 1922
(Click on the map to enlarge)

Let me give a short translation of some parts of the map above:

The big map is the formation of the USSR on the 30th of December 1922, where Russian SFSR was established on the 7th of December 1917, Ukrainian SSR on the 25th of December 1917 with the capital in Kharkov. Orange is the tiny Belorussian SSR (01.01.1919) founded on the remains of the Minsk Governorship of the Russian Empire. Between the Black Sea and the Caspian is the Trans-Caucasian Socialist Federative Republic, founded on the 12th of March 1922.

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The Slow Flow of the Special Military Operation Explained

Some time ago Lada Ray made an excellent audio report on the reason of the slow flow of the military operation:

And a couple of days ago I saw that Russel Bentley posted a series of posts on his Telegram channel that explain well the reason for the slow progress of the Special Military Operation in Ukraine (and also why it is a SMO, and not a War). By the looks of it, the English text is a translation from Russian. I am reposting the text here in full and unaltered.

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Why so slow?

The liberation of Donbass is not going as fast as we would like. And probably it seems especially slow to those who are waiting for it the most. Unbearably slow.

One of the reasons for the low speed of advance is the numerical superiority of the enemy and the well-fortified positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which were built over 8 years.

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